In addition to all of the other news we’ve been reporting, here are a few entertainment and TV headlines you might have missed:
-Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Normal Heart’ finally has a premiere date. The HBO adaptation will debut Sunday, May 25 at 9/8c.
-The CW’s pilot ‘Jane the Virgin’ has found its leading lady in newcomer Gina Rodriguez. An adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela, Rodriguez will play Jane, a hardworking, religious young Latina woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated.
-ABC’s ‘Secrets & Lies’ has cast four familiar faces in recurring roles, including Indiana Evans (Lifetime’s ‘Blue Lagoon’), Charles S. Dutton (‘Longmire’), Steve Brand (‘Magic City’) and Kate Ashfield (‘Shaun of the Dead’).
-‘Drop Dead Diva’s Carter MacIntyre has landed a regular role in USA’s ‘Benched,’ starring Eliza Coupe as Nina. MacIntyre will play Nina’s former fiance and professional nemesis.
-On Tuesday, the first host of ‘The Dating Game,’ Jim Lange, died at the age of 81 after suffering a heart attack. He hosted the popular series for more than 10 years. In 1962, Lange found his first break as announcer and sidekick on ‘The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show.’
-Justin Hartley (‘Revenge’) is joining the ABC comedy pilot ‘Damaged Goods’ in the leading role of Tim, a smart and egotistical man. The project revolves around two damaged men (Hartley and Steve Talley) and two damaged women exploring love and relationships.
-David O. Russell (‘American Hustle’) has dropped out of his ABC project (working title: ‘The Club’) that was ordered straight to series in January, per The Hollywood Reporter. It seems he wants to focus on film rather than a TV series. Co-writer Susannah Grant still remains as executive producer.
-FOX’s ‘Hieroglyph’ welcomes ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor John Rhys-Davies as a regular in the 13-episode series. He’ll play Vocifer, a once dashing thief/one-time mentor to Ambrose, a notorious thief now serving the Pharaoh in ancient Egypt.
-In case you missed it, comedic partners Key & Peele have joined FX’s ‘Fargo’ as FBI partners, Webb Pepper and Bill Budge, respectively, who become obsessed with finding Billy Bob Thornton’s Lorne Malvo. They’ll appear in the final four episodes of the 10-episode limited series.